3406323: Business process analysis - seminar

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Semester:WS 12/13
Scheduled in semester:1
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:40.0 L / 30.0 h
Self-directed study time:60.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in IT and Business Process Management (01.10.2008)


  • Introduction to business process analysis
  • Business process modeling
  • Tools and simulations
  • Process architectures and reference models
  • Process design and re-design
  • Process flow analysis

Lecture Goals

Students know, understand, and apply the central concepts and methods of business process analysis (BPA) and understand the role of BPA in the context of business process management (BPM). Specifically:

  • Students are able to identify the relevance of BPA in different contexts and to delineate the concept of BPA from other approaches, for instance, requirements engineering.

  • Students explain the notion of a business processes.

  • Students know and apply prominent business process modeling grammars.

  • Students design and redesign business processes.

  • Students simulate business processes.

  • Students analyze process flows and identify process improvements.


Lectures Method

Interaktive Vorlesungen


Recommended Readings:

  • Becker, J., Algermissen, L., & Falk, T. (2012). Modernizing Processes in Public Administrations Process Management in the Age of e-Government and New Public Management. Berlin: Springer.

  • Becker, J., Kugeler, M., & Rosemann, M. (2011). Process management : a guide for the design of business processes (2. ed.). Berlin [u.a.]: Springer.

  • vom Brocke, J., Seidel, S., & Recker, J. (Eds.). (2012). Green Business Process Management: Towards the Sustainable Enterprise. Heidelberg: Springer.


The scheduled Jour-Fixes are not mandatory to attend for all group members. They are planned as a get-together to discuss the progress of the seminar-thesis, attended by team-leads.


27.09.201213:00 - 18:00H1
04.10.201218:00 - 18:45H4
11.10.201218:00 - 18:45H4
18.10.201218:00 - 18:45H4
25.10.201218:00 - 18:45H4
08.11.201218:00 - 18:45H4
09.11.201213:00 - 18:00S9
15.11.201218:00 - 18:45S2
22.11.201218:00 - 18:45H4
29.11.201213:00 - 18:00H3
29.11.201218:00 - 18:45H4
06.12.201218:00 - 18:45H4
07.12.201213:00 - 18:00AU